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Employers Must Begin Using Revised Form I-9

As of September 18, 2017, all employers must use a revised version of Form I-9. To determine whether you are using the correct version of Form I-9, which is available here, ensure that “OMB No. 1615-0047” is displayed in the ... Read More

The End of DACA: What Employers Need to Know

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Plan (DACA) was created in 2012 through an executive action by President Barack Obama. DACA provides relief from removal (colloquially referred to as “deportation”) and temporary work permits to nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who ... Read More

Workforce Development: A Way to Help America

In the nation, including in Arkansas, the need for a skilled workforce is already here and is growing exponentially as baby boomers begin to leave the workplace. On June 15, President Trump signed Executive Order 13801, seeking to expand our ... Read More

Governor Signs Bill into Law Clarifying Provisions of AMMA

Today the Governor signed into law a bill clarifying the employment provisions of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment. The new law provides guidance for Arkansas employers who are required to comply with the marijuana law’s employment provisions while maintaining safe ... Read More

Bill to Amend the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment Passes

A bill clarifying the employment provisions of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment (AMMA) has passed both houses of the Arkansas Legislature, and is awaiting the Governor’s signature. The bill provides guidance to Arkansas employers seeking to comply with the AMMA ... Read More

Medical Marijuana: What Does This Mean to Employers?

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment (AMMA) legalizes the use of marijuana. The AMMA was approved by Arkansas voters with a 53-47% approval margin. Even though marijuana remains illegal under federal law, more than half of the states allow medicinal and/or ... Read More

Is Your Website ADA-Accessible?

by: Abtin Mehdizadegan You installed wheelchair ramps in offices; your doorways are at least thirty-two inches wide; you have braille printed on signs; and you have taken all of the steps necessary to provide physical access to your business for ... Read More

Arkansas Minimum Wage Increase Effective January 1, 2017

On January 1, 2017, Arkansas’s minimum wage will increase to $8.50 per hour, per a ballot initiative passed in 2014. The Arkansas Minimum Wage Initiative has raised the Arkansas minimum wage at graduated intervals between 2015 and 2017. The minimum ... Read More

Ho Ho No: Another Office Holiday Party!

Whether attending an office Christmas party or watching it unfold on screen in a holiday comedy, company-sponsored holiday parties can be an HR professional’s worst nightmare. It is estimated that over two-thirds of employers will host some form of holiday ... Read More